Re: the VIP thermostat

Ann Parsons

Hi all,

If you knew that the thermostat was nine degrees off, why didn't you just set it for sixty-five and write to the company to see if there was a way to recalibrate the thing? That's throwing out the baby with the bath water. If there wasn't a way to recalibrate the thing, then just set it for sixty-five and forget it! Having a talking thermostat would seem to be more important than nine degrees of temperature. <sigh> Maybe I have too much common sense? I have a tactile thermostat here that was installed by RG&E ages ago. Mine runs a bit low, so I set the thing higher and it makes the house the way I like it.

Ann P.

Original message:

I GOT A NEW VIP 3000 12 days ago for my electric heating and air. The AC worked fine. The heat wouldn't shut off until the room temp reach 4 to 9 degrees above what it was set at. For example, if I set the heat to 75, it would sometimes heat up to 84 before shutting down the heat.
I sent the piece of junk back. It’s a great idea if they get the bugs out before they start selling the device to customers. Especially since it cost $300 bucks.
James B

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:45 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat
Hi all,
I bought a new VIP thermostat I think in late 2018, and I even had it
replaced a little later but both thermostats have done the same thing
and I was wondering if anybody else has experienced this. When the air
conditioner is being used everything seems to be okay, but with the heat
we may have the thermostat set on 75 degrees but when the unit comes on
when it gets below 75 it won't go back off until the thermostat
registers several degrees above 75. It usually doesn't feel as warm as
the thermostat claims but at times the unit stays on longer than it
seems like it would need to, and at other times we can turn the heat on
and 10 or 20 seconds later the thermostat clicks signifying the unit is
turning off. It has to be the thermostat causing this problem because we
just had the AC/heating unit changed last summer. Btw it's an electric
central system. Has anybody else experienced this behavior with the VIP?

Ann K. Parsons
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